LONDON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
A 'Tatler 500' list member, philanthropist and one of Hong Kong's top businessmen chose to undergo a revolutionary procedure at a leading private eye hospital in London. A keen photographer, the director and heir of the prestigious Kowloon Motor Bus Company had been forced to deal with his deteriorating vision. Undeterred, he searched internationally and discovered the London Eye Hospital (http://www.londoneyehospital.com), a centre renowned for being at the forefront of ophthalmic technology.
Due to myopia (short-sightedness), Mr. William Louey had worn glasses and contact lenses since the age of 16. Laser eye surgery gave him temporary respite but at age 55 he developed presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness).
"It was incredibly frustrating. I lead a very active life; play a lot of sports, I'm a photographer, I attend exhibitions, theatre shows, and, due to the nature of my business, spend a lot of time on my phone. Some days my vision was so bad that I would be unable to see the screen. Being told my eyesight was still acceptable and wouldn't need surgeries yet didn't stop me. I knew the technology was out there; it was just a case of finding it."
William Louey had first seen consultant ophthalmic surgeon Bobby Qureshi on the news a few years ago. He made an appointment to see Mr Qureshi, who suggested he undergo a procedure to insert LAL (Light Adjustable Lens). The LAL is the most technologically advanced implant now available, and has the capacity to be altered after surgery to give the best possible vision without the need for glasses. Developed in the US by a team of Nobel Prize winning scientists, the LAL can give a patient 'HD vision' after it has been inserted into the eye.
Mr Louey continues:
"I don't enter into medical decisions lightly; I research everything in medical journals first. Upon meeting Mr Qureshi, I was impressed with both the technology at the London Eye Hospital and Mr Qureshi's expertise. The process from consultation to surgery and adjustments has been a very pleasant experience. I could see clearly almost immediately after surgery so it did not hinder my business or social life, I continue to go to the theatre and shows and I even went to Cyprus between surgeries! I could not be happier with my vision. It is crystal clear and I have been able to set the smallest font size on my phone. The procedure has improved my life!"
Bobby Qureshi says:
"We were delighted to be able to help Mr Louey achieve his dream of freedom from glasses. The LAL is truly revolutionary; the fact it can be adjusted after the procedure with no further incisions is what sets it apart from others. It is minimally invasive and the whole operation takes minutes. The results will last for a lifetime, without the glare and 'halo' problems associated with other implants."
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SOURCE London Eye Hospital